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Motor City Brewing Works

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Bar, Pizza, Pub
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470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
(313) 832-2700
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Detroit, MI
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159 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a beer while we were wandering around - very cozy. My friend ordered Ghetto Blaster and I ordered Summer - both were satisfied. We sat the bar and had no complaints about service. Although we didn't ordered food, we were told the pizza is very good. Definitely will be back perhaps to eat next time.... More 

Thank Showmesun
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The draw of beer and pizza was strong for this place. It has a lot of character and is in a cool neighbourhood with shops and other restaurants. The staff were friendly, and we enjoyed trying a flight of beers. Most were pretty decent, but we found the most popular - Ghettoblaster - to be a bit watered down. The... More 

Thank julesmay
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Says it all. Beer is great, we got a flight. The flights have six, yes six, samples. Excellent to really try their beers. Pizza is fantastic! They do have a salad as well. But not much beyond that, so if looking for a wide variety menu, don't go. If you want pizza and beer - go!

Thank Scdwc
Seattle, WA
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206 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Home of the Beer You Can Hear! Great little spot in the heart of the Cass Corridor Rebirth. I bought a 15 pack of their Ghettoblaster light ale for $15 bucks and it's one best souvenir's you could bring home. It's a little hard to pack but just check your luggage. Across the street from Shinola and Third Man records.... More 

Thank ScottD58
League City, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Local cherry wine was excellent! Beers very good! We loved the pizza. Greek style with spinach, chorizo and bacon mushroom. When in the area we will be back. Staff was friendly. Great service. Easy parking.

Thank Fbroz
Lower Michigan
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529 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Service was slow. A patron spilled a drink and it took forever for someone to clean it up. The pizzas were ok, not bad but nothing special.

Thank MissMyDog
Milford, Michigan
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356 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Great follow up to visit at shinola. Cool atmosphere great beer perfect food choices. Must go back many many times. Blueberry wheat yummy

Thank steve r
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Three years ago we went to Shinola so I could get a Made in Detroit Shinola watch and discovered Motor City across the street. We have gone to Motor City Brewing ever since whenever we are in Detroit. My husband likes their IPA and I can always find a beer I like and they are happy to let me taste... More 

Thank Northerntraveler2014
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353 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a few beers before flying out of Detroit. A good, solid brew pub. Motor City is a nice community brew pub. Place was very busy when I arrived and had only one bartender so we had to wait a few minutes. I tried the Farmhouse and Lager, both above average. Nice seating outside and also seating at... More 

Thank PITTparent
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356 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Stopped her for dinner based on TA recommendations. Spot on! Can't speak to the beer, but the pizza is very good. These are small, 10" thin-crust pies that feed one. My colleague and I had the Mediterranean (feta, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes and spinach) and the Danimal (gorgonzola, carmelized onions and artichoke hearts). Both were excellent. Next time, we'll definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 832-2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?